Roku's US customers now have access to the Deezer streaming music service with more than 43 million on-demand music tracks from record labels that include EMI, Sony, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. Similar to Spotify, the European-based Deezer allows unlimited streaming and the ability to select any song. Deezer was previously available on Roku only in Europe, and will soon be available to Roku users in Latin American countries as well.
Headquartered in Paris, the 10-year old Deezer service may be better known to Europeans than to Americans. Deezer has a reported 6.9 million subscribers compared to 43 million for Spotify and nearly 21 million for Apple Music.
Features of the Roku version of Deezer include the following:
- Flow: Deezer bills Flow as your personal soundtrack, mixing the music you've "liked" with recommendations of similar tracks in a continuous stream.
- My Music: The tracks and albums that you've "liked" are all saved under 'My Music' for easy access.
- Playlist picks: Recommended playlists based on the artists and music that you like.
- New releases: Browse recently-added albums from a variety of artists, not just those you've liked - discover music outside of your usual genres.
- Mixes: Select from 50 moods and music type and Deezer will queue up a mix. Just a few of the mixes are Reggaeton, Classical, Take It Easy, Disco, Salsa, Work Out, French Rap (who knew that was a thing?), Hip Hop, Sunny Wake Up, Happy Hour, and Gospel.
- Search: If you know what you're looking for, use keywords to find matching artists, albums, tracks, playlists, and mixes.
To use Deezer on Roku, you'll need to subscribe to the "Premium+" paid service - as with Spotify on Roku, free accounts aren't accepted. However, Roku and Deezer are offering a free 3-month trial if you subscribe through the Roku channel. After that, the service is $9.99 per month, the same as Spotify Premium and Pandora Premium, two other popular music services on Roku that allow on-demand listening of individual tracks.
More information about the Deezer app on Roku, including additional features, can be found on our Deezer Roku channel page.